Folic Acid

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Last Updated: 03 May 2022

Folic acid is a form of folate that every person requires. Folic acid and folate help the body make healthy new red cell. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all the components of your body. If your body does not make sufficient red cell, you can develop anemia. You can get folic acid in two ways. Women that can get pregnant ought to get 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid from a vitamin or from food that has added folic acid, such as breakfast cereal. 2 This remains in addition to the folate you get naturally from food. If you are at risk for not getting sufficient folic acid, your physician or registered nurse may advise that you take a vitamin with folic acid every day. When preparing to come to be pregnant, women who have currently had a pregnancy affected by a neural tube flaw must speak with their doctor. Folic acid is readily available on prescription. Folic acid can also be combined with: ferrous fumarate and ferrous sulphate, to treat iron deficiency anaemia; other vitamins and minerals, as a multivitamin and mineral supplement. You'll usually take folic acid once a day, yet occasionally you'll only require to take it once a week. Most adults and children can take folic acid. You're not likely to get side effects with folic acid, yet some people really feel sick, lose their appetite, get wind or really feel bloated.

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